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14 March 2008

Stories from 14 March 2008

Israel: Killed over Parking Spot

14 March 2008

‘An indication of an increase in violence in Israel was clearly demonstrated Tuesday when a Holon man, Yosef Bavli, parked his van in a space that was claimed by a neighbor of his, Yaron Kabaz. Kabaz, who didn’t even own a car, was so perturbed by this that he let...

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Taiwan: Go Taiwan Baseball Team, Toward Beijing Olympic Games!

14 March 2008

Mach 7, 2008 is a special day for Taiwan. It's not for the coming presidential election, but for 2008 IBAF Final Olympic Qualification Tournament(zh) The tournament is being played in Mid-Taiwan! While soccer is the national sports of most countries in the world, baseball is the pride of Taiwan. Once...

Feeling for the Gays of Iran

14 March 2008

“My heart aches for the gay and lesbian Iranians trying to flee persecution but are being turned away. After all, if there are no gays in Iran, surely this means they need homes elsewhere?” writes Ladyteacher.

A New Palestine

14 March 2008

excen-tarik, at Kabobfest, says he has found his Palestine – a barren desert in the stretches off the Pacific Ocean, a neglected, between San Francisco and Hawaii, named “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP).

Syria: Silence Over the “Bigger Holocaust”

14 March 2008

On February 29th, Israel's Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai warned of "a bigger Holocaust" for the Palestinians. Syrian blogger Ayman, from the Damascene Blog, compares between the world's silence to that comment and the fuss made over Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's alleged call to "wipe Israel off the map."

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Brazil: User-customized Football Media

14 March 2008

A new arena is gathering steam and significance in the Brazilian Internet space: the football blogs. Day by day, fervent fans are finding out that blogs and other media possibilities -- podcasts, webcasts, foruns and chats -- are invaluable tools to display, promote and exchange opinions about the many games, and also to express their passion for their favorite football club teams.

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Iranian Bloggers on international women's day

14 March 2008

Women's rights have been severely restricted in the last two years in Iran. Some women activists have been jailed, and Zanan Magazine, a leading women's magazine was banned. Many others have been victims of security forces violence for the way they dress. The Iranian government does not recognise March 8...

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Anonymous Blogging guide now available in Chinese

14 March 2008

Thanks to one very gracious individual who unfortunately insists on remaining anonymous, Global Voices Online co-founder Ethan Zuckerman‘s guide Anonymous Blogging with WordPress and Tor is now available in Chinese, bringing years of experience in combining technology with activism not only to yet another part of the world but also,...

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China: Fire on the streets of Lhasa, Tibet

14 March 2008

With the Tibetan capital now reportedly largely cut off from the outside world, information regarding the ongoing situation in Lhasa slowed to a trickle over the weekend. Some updates, however, having been coming out over blogs and other online channels.

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